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  1. Jim's rating of the film Ludwig

    ★★½ /35mm/ Obscenely long, void of thematic development, meandering aimlessly instead of building drama, moods, ideas. A multitude of mishandled opportunities, such as his obsession with Wagner or his muddled sexuality. The last hour is full of vivid drama lacking in the first 2½, Ludwig's stalking of an actor, Schneider touring the castles, a Bavarian orgy in a tree house, the brutal arrest and his solemn sad end.

  2. Walker's rating of the film Ludwig

    madness, moonlight, Wagner.

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Ludwig

  4. Elena's rating of the film Ludwig

    Funny how everyone considered him insane or eccentric while he was alive, and now all admire his castles and his love for music and arts in general. That aside, it's a good movie, Helmut Berger's performance was flawless, and I didn't feel it was too much to watch his story unfold for 4 hours.

  5. S Campbell's rating of the film Ludwig

    Its a long film but thanks to Visconti's Direction and a career best performance from Helmut Berger as Ludwig this is filmmaking at its very best

  6. Diderot's rating of the film Ludwig

    It has its weaknesses in the beginning sections, but the fourth episode (the height of Ludwig's Romantic, ghoulish delirium) is pure mastery on Visconti's part.

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Ludwig

    Oeuvre intelligente et monumentale, aboutissement de toute la carrière du fulgurant metteur en scène Luchino Visconti... www.cinefiches.com

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Ludwig

  9. jonijtr's rating of the film Ludwig

    Berger was phenomenal in this

  10. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Ludwig

    A portrait of the King as the Wagner enthusiast, romantic art escapist and sexually troubled megalomaniac that he pretty much was, as far as we know. “Ludwig” is a grandiose film of a grandiose person. Four hours long, yet it doesn’t feel at all too long, thanks to Visconti’s storytelling skills. You just need to sit back and enjoy the great performances and all those chandeliers.

  11. lina maj's rating of the film Ludwig

    (3.5) Palaces really come alive in LUDWIG.

  12. postblueink's rating of the film Ludwig

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Ludwig

    Retrato trágico de un monarca. El inicio del filme (desde su coronación) parece predecir el fracaso de un inexperto y desinteresado mozuelo que de forma temprana le fue cedida la corona. Visconti hará así un repaso rápido de su monarquía, y sobre cómo los otros personajes, sus cercanos, serán contagiados de la infamia de Ludwig; un personaje frustrado tanto como mescenas, políticamente, sentimental, como sexualmente.

  14. josé neves's rating of the film Ludwig

    In "poesia" list because of Silvana Mangano and Romy Schneider and not by Helmut Berger.

  15. joey Noodles's rating of the film Ludwig

  16. Martin Sichetti's rating of the film Ludwig

  17. SelfImprovementInc's rating of the film Ludwig

  18. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Ludwig

    Here we have, during almost four hours, Luchino Visconti's favorite corpus of themes : Decay of European aristocracy, repressed sexuality and politics. Ludwig was a romantic born a hundred years too late. Masterpiece.

  19. Claennis's rating of the film Ludwig

    It is a bad idea to try to watch this on YouTube.

  20. Daniela's rating of the film Ludwig

    At some point during his homoerotic forays, I thought to myself: "This reminds me of Michael Jackson . . . " Kidding aside, this film is absolutely amazing. A true work of art. The opulent mise-en-scene, Helmut Berger's acting, the various psychological analyses of his deteriorating condition, eugh! Everything was great.